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Author Duong, Van Nguyen, 1934-

Title The tragedy of the Vietnam War : a South Vietnamese officer's analysis / Van Nguyen Duong.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  959.7043 D924t 2008    ---  Available
Description xii, 268 p. : ill., plans ; 26 cm.
Summary "This memoir seeks to clarify the nuances of South Vietnam's defeat. Van Nguyen Duong watched as the conflict affected his home, family, village and friends. He discusses not only the day-to-day hardships he endured from forced relocation and eventual imprisonment but also the anguish caused by the illusive reality of Vietnamese independence"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-251) and index.
Contents The spirit of the land -- Vietnam, the arena of confrontation between the East and the West -- Aggression and deterrence -- The two Vietnams -- Counter-insurgency strategy -- The death of a president and a democracy -- The escalation of the war -- The "lunch bunch war" -- The 1968 Tet Offensive : the turning point -- "Honorable withdrawal"? -- The RVNAF in the "Red Summer," 1972 -- "Washing their hands" -- "Betrayal"! -- The communists' final campaign -- The bitter end of South Vietnam -- The Vietnam War's aftermath -- The laws of god -- "A sorrowful existence in a war time".
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, Vietnamese.
Duong, Van Nguyen, 1934-
ISBN 9780786432851 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786432853 (softcover : alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000043110950

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